Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: "The 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets was less damaged by the frost and was cropped at 25 hectoliters per hectare. This was 100% destemmed. I would have liked a little more mineralité and terroir expression on the nose, given the pedigree of the vineyard. The palate is a little chewy on the entry, saline in the mouth with a noticeable marine influence towards the muscular finish. Perhaps I might find more precision on the Clos des Angles this year?" - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
About the winery:
Part of the fifth generation, Nicolas joined the family estate in 1994. After a few experiences in the four corners of France and South Africa, he created his own Domaine in 1997. Today, both Domaines are merged, representing 17 hectares and more than thirty appellations. Nicolas believes that the future of wine lies in innovation rather than sticking to the rules of the past. The vineyard is managed sustainably and also takes into account the lunar influence both for the work of the vine and for the development and ageing of the wines.
Wine Advocate: 90/100